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Fort Bragg KinderCare

Maketa Williams, Center Director

2014 Fort Bragg Rd. Fayetteville NC 28303
(910) 483-3582 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Alma Easom, Glendale Acres, Margaret Willis, Montclair, Vanstory

Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare on Fort Bragg Road! Our experienced and well educated staff is excited to have the opportunity to provide your child an engaging and enriched learning experience. It is one of our goals to work in partnership with families to ensure that all children's specific needs are being met. Our classrooms feature a print-rich environment to help your child to connect spoken words and print, helping develop early literacy and writing skills. We take great pride in providing the first stepping stones to your child's lifelong success. It is our personal goal that every child feels at home and is loved, nurtured and well taken care of. We would love to invite you to tour our center and look forward to meeting you and your little ones. Thank you in advance for the opportunity to join your family!

Maketa Williams, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

Accreditation

Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Monthly Activities

May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Math

The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Teachers & Staff

Here at Fort Bragg KinderCare our teachers and staff members are passionate about your child's happiness and growth. We are committed to provide a safe, nurturing environment that cultivates self-esteem. Our highly trained teachers are devoted to giving each child the skills he or she needs to excel socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. We believe that a whole child is a happy child! KinderCare devotes time and resources to teacher professional development. Twice a year we host the largest early childhood teacher training program in the country. Our teachers are dedicated to developing your child's potential and are sensitive to your child's individual needs. This commitment to our own professional development lets us provide outstanding quality care in our center.

  • Maketa Williams

    Maketa Williams, Center Director

    To teach is to touch a life forever. -Author Unknown

    Maketa prides herself in doing what's best for the children and the families. She comes to work eager and ready to take on the daily tasks at hand. She has a passion for children and serving the families in her school and surrounding community.

    Previous Experience:
    Maketa's previous experience include teaching and administration over the last seven years. She was an Assistant Director for KinderCare for the past year-and-a-half before becoming a Center Director.
    Year Started:
    11/5/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
  • Ms. Tammy Fisher

    Ms. Tammy Fisher, Assistant Director

    It is hard to have a bad day when you work with children. The sound of children's laughter can brighten even the darkest of days.

    Ms. Tammy joined the KinderCare family in September 2003. After earning her degree in Child Development from East Carolina University in 2005, she worked in child care centers in North Carolina and Georgia before moving to Fayetteville in 1999. When the child she had nannied for four years started school, she began her career with KinderCare. She started in the infant room and also taught a private prekindergarten program. Her greatest joy since becoming Assistant Director in 2008 has been the ability to move from classroom to classroom and be able to watch ALL the children in the center as they grow and mature, from the infant room through the school age classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Tammy has worked in other center based programs and also spent 4 years as a nanny
    Year Started:
    9/1/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Child Development and Family Relations
  • Ms. Ann

    Ms. Ann, Toddler Classroom

    I love my profession as an early childhood educator because it gives me the opportunity to help children learn and develop new skills that they will use and build upon as they progress through their school years.

    Ms. Ann has been working at the Ft Bragg KinderCare since May 2014. She is passionate about her profession as an early childhood educator and has earned her associate of science degree in early childhood education. Ms. Ann is dedicated to the children under her care and she shows them a lot of compassion. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Ann worked for another KinderCare in Maryland
    Year Started:
    5/1/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education and Bachelor of Science in Health Education/Community Health
  • Ms. Chiori

    Ms. Chiori, Toddler Classroom

    The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.

    Ms. Chiori is originally from Amityville, NY. The military moved her family to Fayetteville when she was ten years old. She graduated from E.E. Smith high school and attended Fayetteville Technical Community College for Early Childhood Education to become a preschool teacher. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Chiori has worked in a nursery and has also been a nanny
    Year Started:
    5/1/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    North Carolina Childcare Credentials
  • Ms. Beth

    Ms. Beth, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Seeing the spark in a child's eye while they are learning is what I enjoy most.

    Ms. Beth has just recently joined the Ft Bragg KinderCare team after moving to Fayetteville from Texas. 

    Previous Experience:
    YWCA Assistant prekindergarten teacher
    Year Started:
    9/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Joycelyn

    Ms. Joycelyn, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together make this world a beautiful garden.

    Ms. Joycelyn is known as the singing and dancing preschool teacher. She loves creating silly new songs that her children will remember throughout life. 

    Previous Experience:
    Preschool teacher for a different childcare facility
    Year Started:
    6/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Credentials
  • Ms. Brandi

    Ms. Brandi, Preschool Classroom

    The future of the world is in my classroom today - Ivan Welton Fitzwater

    Ms. Brandi was born in Fayetteville but lived in Washington DC until she was ten years old. She graduated from Western Harnett high school in Lillington and attended Fayetteville Technical Community College for Early Childhood Education. She is planning to finish her degree and get her teaching license to teach kindergarten through grade five.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Brandi has worked in center based settings and has also owned a family home childcare center
    Year Started:
    10/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    North Carolina Childcare Credentials
  • Ms. Solange

    Ms. Solange, Infant Classroom

    I love children watching them grow and learn makes me smile.

    Ms. Solange is always smiling when she comes to work. Watching her interact with our infants is amazing. She is so connected to them and gives them so much love and respect. She enjoys singing to them in her native language, Spanish. She takes pride in caring for the infants and strives to have each parent leave with a smile on their face.

    Previous Experience:
    Special Needs teacher
    Year Started:
    9/5/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Regina

    Ms. Regina, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Children are honest, curious, and eager to learn.

    Regina prides her self on preparing the children for Kindergarten. She makes sure they practice writing skills and math skills everyday. She knows that language and literacy is very important so she reads to them and practice comprehension as well. She is dedicated to providing the skills needed for her children to be successful in Kindergarten. 
     

    Previous Experience:
    Cumberland County School System
    Year Started:
    9/14/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24
    Education:
    Bachelors of Science in Itermediate Education
  • Ms. Diane

    Ms. Diane, Preschool Classroom

    My passion is to see the excitement when the children learn while having fun.

    Ms. Diane has a fun loving spirit. She makes sure she speaks to all children and families in passing. Ms. Diane knows the names of all the children from all the classrooms. She really understands the meaning of engagement and makes it the standard to connect with all her families.
     

    Previous Experience:
    Family Early Intervention
    Year Started:
    11/11/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24
    Education:
    North Carolina Education Credential
  • Mr. James

    Mr. James, School-Age Classroom

    The rewarding part is molding young minds to prepare them for their future selves.

    Mr. James is a great addition to the team. He works with the school-age children on character building, decision making skills, and also helps them with their homework. Physical Education and living a healthy lifestyle is his passion, so he keeps the children active by exercising with them everyday and playing interactive games outside. He is an absolute joy to be around and the parents and kids adore him!

    Previous Experience:
    Counselor for Special Needs Youth and Adolescents
    Year Started:
    12/9/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Bachelors of Science in Psychology, minor in Elementary Physical Education
  • Ms. Kimberly

    Ms. Kimberly, Floater

    Children are like cement; whatever falls on them makes an impression.

    Ms. Kimberly is always happy to be around children. As a floater, she spends time with different age groups daily. All the parents know her well and trust her as they would the teacher whenever she is covering a classroom. She is also the Health and Safety Coordinator, which means she is responsible for helping administration keep the building safe for staff and families. She is our “go to girl” and does not mind giving a helping hand wherever she is needed. She is definitely a very important part of the team.
     

    Previous Experience:
    Prime Time teacher
    Year Started:
    8/22/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Education:
    North Carolina Educational Credential
  • Ms. Lara

    Ms. Lara, Cook

    I pride myself on providing nutritious meals for the children. I know that healthy bodies and healthy minds are very important for the development of young children.

    Ms. Lara is the most famous person in our school!  The children love to see her come with the delicious meals throughout the day.  She takes pride in cooking and loves all the hugs from the children each and every day.

    Previous Experience:
    2 year old teacher
    Year Started:
    4/1/2010
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    North Carolina Education Credential

Upcoming Center Activities

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May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

Monday May 29, 2017
Center Closed for Memorial Day

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Here at Fort Bragg KinderCare Learning Center we take every measure so our parents can rest assured their child is safe while getting the education they deserve! We offer a secured keypad code entry system, multiple attendance records, progressive head-count procedures, Safe Arrival and Departure policies, etc.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

I just wanted to take a moment to thank Kimberly Purdie for the vast improvements that have occurred at KinderCare Learning Center located on Fort Bragg, Rd, Fayetteville, NC. Since she has taken over as director, I have observed marked improvements in every faucet of operations at the center. Upon her assuming responsibilities as the Director, I began to notice encouraging changes in the appearance of the center as well as in the professionalism of the staff members. Old furniture and worn out toys and materials have been replaced by new furniture and toys that encourage children to learn and develop social skills. I especially like the puppet platform in the three year old classroom. Prior to Kimberly's arrival, the atmosphere was turbulent mainly due to very frequent staff turnover. The children at the center had to adapt to ever changing staff persons and this was quite frustrating at times. With all the wonderful changes that have occurred under her tutelage, children and parents are greeted with a warm reception upon arrival and there is a better sense of trust and stability when I leave my children at the center. Staff members have also greatly improved in their professionalism and courtesy. I appreciate the care and concern she and each of the KinderCare staff members demonstrate daily. I am excited and encouraged by the positive changes I see in the center and the wonderful care my children receive daily from the center staff. Kudos to Kimberly and the KinderCare staff members.

- Mother

Before enrolling into KinderCare, I dreaded the idea of having to put my children into childcare. I had the fears the most mothers have. After coming to KinderCare and touring, I felt a much better about enrolling my daughter. From the very first day, my family and I felt welcomed by the staff members and my daughters teachers. I have now had another daughter and she is in the infant room and she fits right in!  I wouldn't consider any other daycare. My infant learns just as much as my four year old! My girls will be ready for the world!  Thank you KinderCare!

- Mother
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